Child Protection (Working with Children) Act 2012 No 51
11 Prospective adoptive parents and adults residing with them
(1) This section applies to:(a) a prospective adoptive parent, and(b) a person (an adult resident) who resides on the same property as another person while that other person is a prospective adoptive parent.(2) A person to whom this section applies must apply to the Children’s Guardian for a working with children check clearance of the volunteer class unless:(a) the person holds a clearance of any class that is in force, or(b) a current application for a clearance has been made by the person, or(c) the person is exempted by the regulations from the requirement to hold a clearance.(3) For the purposes of the application of this Act (other than section 9) to a prospective adoptive parent or adult resident, the relevant decision-maker in relation to the prospective adoptive parent is to be treated as the employer of the prospective adoptive parent and adult resident.(4) In this section:relevant decision-maker in relation to a prospective adoptive parent means:(a) if the prospective adoptive parent has made an application to adopt a child to the Secretary—the Secretary, or(b) if the prospective adoptive parent has made an application to adopt a child to an accredited adoption service provider—the principal officer of the service provider.